Ten things your student with autism wishes you knew from the book by Ellen Notbohm©
- We are all both teachers and learners.
- My success depends on teamwork.
- I think differently. Teach me in a way that is meaningful to me.
- Behavior is communication — yours as much as mine.
- If we can’t communicate, I can’t learn.
- Teach the whole me. I’m not a set of broken parts and missing pieces.
- Be curious, very curious, about how I learn.
- Can I trust you? It’s the only path to real learning.
- Believe. Believe I can do it.
- Don’t give me a fish; teach me to fish. See me as a capable adult.
Ellen Notbohm is author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew and Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, both ForeWord Book of the Year finalists and iParenting Media Award recipients and, most recently, The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from the Road Less Traveled. She is also coauthor of the award winning 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a columnist for Autism Asperger’s Digest and Children’s Voice, and a contributor to numerous publications and web sites around the world.